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Corvette Stingray redesigned for new millennium (pictures)

With a complete redesign, Chevy gave the Corvette Stingray a huge tech makeover, turning it into one of the best cars on the road, and track.

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Wayne Cunningham reviews cars and writes about automotive technology for CNET's Roadshow. Prior to the automotive beat, he covered spyware, Web building technologies, and computer hardware. He began covering technology and the Web in 1994 as an editor of The Net magazine.
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Constructed of composite panels on an aluminum frame, the 2014 Corvette Stingray features a lightweight but stiff body. The design of the new car borrows from older generations, yet presents a unified whole. The car is clearly a Corvette, but its modern style makes it look as good as any recent Ferrari.
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Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter noted during a presentation that Chevy incorporated actual racing technology in the new Corvette, such as canting the radiator at a forward angle. All the vents on the body are functional.
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LED lighting finds its way into the headlight casings as parking lights.
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The Stingray's 6.2-liter V-8, with direct injection, produces 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque when the sport exhaust option is present. Take 5 from each spec with the standard exhaust.
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As a true sports car, the Corvette Stingray only seats two.
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This standard model Stingray has a short spoiler on the rear hatch lip. Models with the Z51 performance package get a wider spoiler, stretching across the back of the car.
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The carbon fiber roof panel is removable, and can be stowed in the back of the car. It is light enough that a single person can take it off and put it on.
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An easy driver on the road, the Corvette Stingray is also a consummate performer on the track. It is incredibly easy to control in high-speed cornering.
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Cabin appointments have traditionally been a weak point on Corvette models, but Chevrolet put some real effort, and money, into the new model. It feels good enough to rival that of the Italian supercar makers.
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Chevrolet make the cockpit extremely driver-focused.
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The standard center touch screen shows Chevrolet's MyLink system that includes navigation, phone support, and media.

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